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$640,000 Settlement Reached in Head-On Truck Collision
Our client in this matter was driving his work truck when another truck driving in the opposite direction drifted into his lane, hitting him head-on at more than 50 miles per hour. The crash was severe: both vehicles were totaled and our client was severely injured and trapped in his work truck until help arrived.
Once our client had been extracted from his truck by a “jaws of life”, he was transported from the scene by helicopter and taken to the emergency room where he underwent immediate surgery. His medical bills were close to $100,000 and his accident-related injuries rendered him unable to perform his job or work at all for one year. The dedicated auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC settled the case for $640,000 during an informal mediation with the insurance company.
If you have been injured in a serious auto accident in Oregon, contact the dedicated auto injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC. Call for a free consultation at 541-617-0555. We get results and you get the settlement that you deserve.
$450,000 Workplace Injury – Unsafe Premises
Our client was a plumber hired to work on a large hospital remodeling project. Unbeknownst to him, a wooden ramp at the job site had been broken and the general contractor inadequately repaired it. This improper repair allowed the ramp able to suddenly “spring up” when more than one person was using it, and without notice – like a teeter-totter.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened when our client was following his coworkers into the job site: the end of the wooden ramp lifted off of the ground and hit our client on his lower leg. This, in turn, caused him to fall forward, injuring his shoulder and knee. Both injuries required surgery and our client’s medical bills ultimately exceeded $186,000.
Initially, the general contractor denied liability and blamed our client for his injuries. The injured party then hired the experienced and compassionate personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC to help him out. We filed suit alleging negligence, unsafe premises, breach of Employer Liability Law, and breach of the Oregon Safe Employment Act.
Discovery revealed that the general contractor had not only inadequately repaired the broken ramp, but that its own investigation determined that the repair was inadequate and unsafe. Our client’s case was complicated by a number of prior injuries, ongoing knee and shoulder problems, as well as an unrelated but severe medical condition. Ultimately, we were able to settle the case at mediation for $450,000. We were further able to reduce many of the liens, netting our client more money in his pocket.
$500,000 Fatal Semi Truck and Car Collision
In this tragic case, a semi truck driver was speeding and lost control of her vehicle while rounding a corner. She crashed head-on into our client, who was killed instantly.
Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC became involved and settled this case for the maximum amount allowed under Oregon statute: $500,000. If you have been injured in a serious auto accident in Oregon, contact the dedicated auto and semi truck accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC. Call for a free consultation at 541-617-0555. We get results and you get the settlement that you deserve.
$100,000 Auto Accident Tendon Injury and Lost Wage Award
Our client was driving along a Central Oregon highway when a second motorist pulled into her lane without first making sure that it was clear. That motorist struck our client’s car, causing substantial property damage. Our client’s most significant injuries were a torn tendon in her right ankle that required surgery and a partially torn tendon in her left wrist. Due to her ankle and wrist injuries, our client was unable to resume work immediately following the accident.
Our client was trying to recover from her accident and was having difficulties understanding the insurance process. She was unsure if her medical bills were being paid and she was anxious because she was not being paid for the work she was missing. She hired the experienced personal and auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC to represent her in this confusing matter.
We helped our client fill out the necessary insurance paperwork to ensure that her medical bills were being paid. We also helped her to recovery lost wage payments from her insurance company while she was recuperating from her accident-related tendon injuries.
At the conclusion of the case, the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier offered its full policy limits of $100,000 to resolve the claim. However, our client’s insurer believed that it was entitled to reimbursement for medical payments and wage loss. We argued that it was not entitled to this money because it failed to perfect its lien under Oregon law and because our client would not be made whole if her insurer were to take a large percentage of the settlement. The insurer ultimately relented and waived its lien, leaving our client with the full $100,000 settlement.
Abdominal Gunshot Wound Injury – $100,000
A motorist in our client’s neighborhood habitually sped through the streets. Our client became increasingly concerned for the safety of the children who play in the area. He walked over to the speeder’s apartment to discuss these concerns and a man answered the door with a gun in his hand. This man shot our client in the abdomen.
Our client was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery. His life-saving medical bills exceeded $150,000 and he was uninsured and unsure what to do. He hired Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC to represent him. We learned that, despite the shooter claiming that this event was an unintended accident, the District Attorney charged the shooter. Because the shooting was considered a crime, our client was able to tap into the State of Oregon’s Victim’s Assistance Program. Victim’s Assistance paid $20,000 of our client’s medical expenses and most of the remaining balance was waived.
Our investigation next revealed that the shooter had renter’s insurance. We contacted the shooter’s insurance carrier, submitted our client’s medical records and bills, and were immediately offered the $100,000 policy limits. There was no other insurance money available to compensate our client for his injuries. Nevertheless, due to the numerous write-offs, our client was pleased to be able to walk away with a substantial amount of money.
$464,000 Auto and Bike Collision Settlement
Our client in this matter was riding his bicycle when an uninsured driver struck him from behind and ran over him. Not surprisingly, this accident left our client with serious injuries. The driver denied liability, but made a nominal $130,000 settlement offer to the injured bicyclist.
Our client was dropped by his original attorney, who believed that the case was “un-winnable”. Our experienced auto and bicycle accident injury attorneys were happy to take the case, and we won it: the arbitrator awarded our client $464,000 in total.
If you have been injured in a serious auto or other accident in Oregon, contact the dedicated personal injury and bike accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC. Call for a free consultation at 541-617-0555. We get results and you get the settlement that you deserve.
Pedestrain Injured in Oregon Hit and Run Accident Gets Settlement
Our client in this case was injured while walking south on the shoulder of South Main Street in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The defendant was driving southward in his pickup truck when, as witnesses observed and testified, he swerved to the right over the fog line and hit our client.
Our client was sent “flying through the air” then the defendant moved back onto the roadway where he “accelerated, and took off traveling south on South Main Street.” Three days after the accident occurred, the defendant contacted the Myrtle Creek Police stating that he had read about the accident and thought he might have been involved. Following the police interview, he was arrested and cited for the Class B Felony of failure to perform a driver’s duties to injured persons.
Our client was transported by ambulance from the accident site to a local hospital. He was admitted to intensive care with the following injuries: splenic laceration, right renal injuries, multiple left rib fractures, multiple lumbar transverse process fractures, multiple contusions/abrasions, and a left fibula fracture. He was discharged five days later.
Two months after being released from the hospital, our client began to experience headaches. He was also experiencing continued pain in his middle to lower back. He sought treatment at the emergency room in Eugene, Oregon, where he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Because our client was on the road for work at the time, his treating physician instructed him to seek follow-up medical attention in the next town he hit.
Approximately one month later he was seen at a medical clinic in Salem, Oregon, where he was again diagnosed with high blood pressure. He was prescribed Clonidine, Tramadol, and buffered aspirin and was provided with a blood pressure kit for self-monitoring his blood pressure. Our client was then scheduled for a renal ultrasound and referred to a cardiologist for consultation. His medical bills for all of this accident-related injury treatment were through the roof.
Because our client was unsure who was to pay his medical bills, and was unsure how to proceed with a claim against the at fault driver, he contacted the experienced Oregon auto accident injury lawyers at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Lawyers to represent him.
We were able to establish a PIP claim with the at fault driver’s insurance company and get all of our client’s medical bills paid. This was his main worry and he was thrilled when it was put to rest. Once our client’s treatment was complete, we obtained all of his medical records and bills and sent a demand package to the adverse insurance company. We were able to guide our client through his treatment and to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement with the at fault driver’s insurance company. Our client was fairly compensated for the pain, suffering, and disruption to his life that their irresponsible insured driver has caused.
Uninsured Semi Truck Accident Victim Makes Full Recovery
Our client in this accident was the passenger in a semi-truck that was towing a trailer. The defendant was driving a car that crossed the center-line and collided with our client’s semi head-on. The collision flung our client into the dashboard, which seriously injured her. Directly following the crash, our client was transported by air ambulance to a local emergency room, where she was examined and tested prior to being released.
Our client sustained injuries to her neck and back, in addition to breaking several fingers and experiencing a seizure after the accident. Several months went by before she obtained additional treatment from several clinics in Idaho for approximately two months. After a gap of approximately seven months, she returned to Oregon and was seen at several clinics.
Because she was a passenger in the semi at the time of her accident, no personal injury protection (PIP) benefits were available to pay our client’s medical bills. Our experienced Oregon semi-truck accident injury attorneys immediately went to work getting our client on the Oregon Health Plan. OHP eventually paid the majority of her Oregon medical bills and we were also able to get Idaho Medicaid to pay the majority of the bills she incurred there.
Because no action had previously been taken in our client’s case, we were able to quickly establish a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and to establish an under-insured claim with the semi’s insurance carrier. Our team was able to obtain a policy limit settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance as well as an under-insured settlement through the semi’s insurance company. Our client was thrilled to have landed in the capable hands of Richard at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys.
Tripled Settlement For Bend Auto Accident Victim After DWP Files Lawsuit
Our client was leaving a Bend hospital after meeting with her doctor when she was injured in a sudden auto accident. She had pulled up to a stop sign but couldn’t see traffic clearly because of some shrubbery obstructing her view. As she inched forward to make sure that the roadway was clear, a motorist behind her mistakenly assumed that she was accelerating into the street. He drove his car into the back of our client’s vehicle, injuring her.
Our client sought immediate medical treatment for her accident related injuries and then approached the at-fault driver’s insurance company in order to resolve her claim. The insurance company resolved to negotiate in good faith. At this point, she realized that she needed advice and representation by experienced and tough Oregon auto accident lawyers.
As soon as we were retained as counsel to our client, we reviewed her medical records and sent a demand to the insurance company. Unfortunately, we were initially unable to get the insurer to increase its offer by much. After consulting our client, we filed a lawsuit. Soon after depositions, the insurance company approached us and offered to settle for three times the amount that it offered our client before she had legal counsel. We accepted the offer and our client was happy with the result.
Oregon Driver Recovers Health and Damages After Serious Accident
In this recently settled case, one of our Central Oregon auto accident injury clients had been seriously injured near his Bend home. His vehicle was stopped and he was waiting to make a left turn, when another motorist failed to stop and ran right into our client’s car. The impact of this collision was so forceful that it pushed our client through the guard rail and down an embankment.
This was a serious accident that created extensive property and physical damage. Our client was unsure of how to deal with all of the involved insurance companies, so he decided to call an experienced Oregon auto accident injury lawyer for advice. Having heard that Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC prides itself on getting our clients the best possible settlements, he called and hired us.
Before anything else, we ordered our client’s comprehensive medical records and evaluated his claim. We also wrote to his employer in order to verify the wages that our client lost as a result of this serious auto accident. The case ultimately settled for a fair amount that compensated our client for his accident-related medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. He was happy with his decision to hire our Oregon auto accident lawyers and to get back to living his life.